Fashion designer Olivier Rousteing revealed he was badly burned in an accident at the home.
Rousteing, the creative director of the fashion house Balmain which is popular with celebrities including Kim Kardashian West and Beyonce, posted an image on Instagram showing herself covered in bandages.
âA year ago. I finally feel ready to share this. I’ve been hiding it for too long and it’s time you knew it,â he said.
“Exactly a year ago the fireplace inside my house exploded
âI woke up the next morning at Saint Louis hospital in Paris. The talented staff at this famous hospital, who were treating an incredible number of COVID cases at the same time, took incredible care of me. I cannot thank them enough.
The French designer said he hid his injuries from the public until now due to his own insecurities.
“I have done everything to hide this story from as many people as possible and try to keep it a secret with my teams and my friends for too long,” he said.
âTo be honest, I don’t really know why I was so ashamed, maybe this obsession with perfection that fashion is known for and my own insecuritiesâ¦
âWhile I was recovering, I just worked day and night to forget and create all my collections, trying to make the world dream with my collections and at the same time to hide the scars with masks, turtlenecks, sleeves long and even several rings on all my fingers through numerous interviews or photoshoots.
âNow a year later, cured, happy and healthy.
“I realize how truly blessed I am and thank GOD every day of my life.”
Designer Donatella Versace was among those who congratulated Rousteing on her post, saying she was “so happy” that he was safe.
Kardashian West wrote âI love you,â while her mom Kris Jenner said her post was a âmessage of hope, strength, focus and love that will always inspire everyone you come in contact with. “.
Rousteing took up his role as Creative Director of Balmain in 2011 at the age of just 25.
He was featured in a 2019 Netflix documentary Wonder Boy about his career and his search for his birth mother.